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Life at Hard Labor Demanded for Nazi Accused of Murdering Greek, Bulgarian Jews

The prosecution yesterday demanded a sentence of life imprisonment at hard labor for former Nazi Fritz Von Hahn, accused of the murder of many thousands of Greek and Bulgarian Jews during World War II. Mr. Von Hahn, an aide of Adolf Eichmann who served in the Jewish Department of the Nazi Foreign Ministry, was allegedly responsible for the deportation of some 20,000 Greek Jews to Auschwitz in March, 1943, and the deportation of 11,343 Bulgarian Jews to Treblinka.

Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger had testified on behalf of Von Hahn in the trial which started Nov. 8, 1967 and brought together some 90 witnesses from all parts of the world. Adolf Beckerle, former Nazi Minister to Sofia, had been accused along with Von Hahn, but Beckerle’s trial was halted because of his illness.